About Julia

Pianist Julia Andrews is an active performer of chamber music and jazz piano. She performs regularly across the Midwest with the jazz trio “Surprisingly Hip.” Along with vocalist Kara Leigh, Andrews released her first cd, “Black Coffee” in the fall of 2007. Since then she is in demand throughout the region as a performer, accompanist, and pianist.

Andrews graduated with the Master of Music degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She received two Bachelors’ of Music degrees in piano and music theory from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Andrews made her international debut in November 2008 as a guest artist at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music International Contemporary Music Festival in Vietnam.

In addition to playing piano, Julia owns and teaches piano at Music Works Iowa and is the music director at First Presbyterian Church, Mount Vernon, Iowa.